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Could you be a missionary?

Beginning in the 1800’s and continuing through the early Twentieth Century, the Christian churches of the United States sent many missionaries around the world to serve and witness to pagan peoples.  While the US still sends more missionaries abroad than … Continue reading

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What’s Your Coefficient of Restitution?

One of my friends has been having an unusually long run of bad luck, but no matter what blows knock her down, she always bounces back to her usual, optimistic self.  I believe her strong faith plays a role in … Continue reading

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The Body Needs CPR

Medical dramas frequently portray doctors striving furiously to save a patient who is “coding” by performing Cardio Pulmonary Resusitation (CPR); compressing the chest and forcing breath into the lungs. When this fails to revive the patient, the last resort is increasingly stronger electrical shocks.  These desperate … Continue reading

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Faith of Our Fathers

The carillon in the Baptist church bell tower was playing that great old hymn, Faith of our Fathers, while I walked to work one morning and when it came to the phrase, “in spite of dungeon, fire and sword,” I … Continue reading

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Hearts of Fire

I’ve just started reading the book Hearts of Fire from The Voice of the Martyrs. This book tells the personal stories of eight persecuted Christian women and what their faith cost them. The stories are difficult to read. These are … Continue reading

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His Yoke is Easy…or is it?

For many years I have enjoyed singing Handel’s Messiah in community choirs. One bit that frequently sticks in my head is the chorus “His yoke is easy and his burden is light.” I love the thrilling melody and the comforting … Continue reading

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Hold on Tight Around the Curves!

My youngest son graduated from university this past week with his B.S. degree in programming. I am, naturally, very proud of him, but along with the pride in his accomplishment I feel anxiety about the future. I have concern about … Continue reading

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A Matter of Focus

In my denomination’s women’s ministry we have an annual “Shine the Light” award given to local groups or individual women who have brought attention to Christ through an event, activity or life-style.   The name of the award was taken from … Continue reading

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“I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

In the New Testament book of Mark, Jesus has an encounter with the father of a boy suffering madness and fits. The man asks  Jesus to heal his son “if you can”. Jesus assures him that everything is possible for … Continue reading

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Hey! Look at me!

“Look at me, Mom!” “Watch this, Mommy!” “Mama, see me!”  I have been blessed with  three sons; the first two 16 years apart and the last arriving six years later. As you can imagine, as boys they were very different … Continue reading

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